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Saturday, February 13, 2016

GBU50: Rare Photos - Reporting back to Baker


This is part 2 of a 6 part series of a rare The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly photo series.  These rarely seen photos are originally from the collection of Edoardo Ezio Pizzi, the man who handled all publicity and press relations for Unidis and Jolly Films.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Location: Tabernas - Beyond the Law Money Hide


The area known as Las Salinillas within the Spanish desert of Tabernas has been featured in countless Spaghetti Westerns, and many LVC westerns including The Big Gundown, Death Rides a Horse, Sabata, and Beyond the Law

While much of Beyond the Law was shot in Italy, a handful of sequences were shot in Tabernas.  This entry will focus on a scene early in the film, in which the LVC character of Cudlip hides the money from a recent heist, and is introduced to Novack, played by Antonio Sabato who is searching for the money.

The location itself remains very much the same today nearly 50 years later.


 The rock formation that is the establishing shot for the scene
 

 Cudlip looks to hide the money
 

 The money is hidden
 

Cudlip spots Novak
 

 The two meet, and an unlikely friendship is formed.
 
 
 
This entire sequence was filmed just below the infamous "tank cliff" from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.  See pic below (click to enlarge)-
 
 
 
 
Additional pictures from the location (click to enlarge)-


 
 
 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

New Soundtrack Releases

This week there were 2 new LVC soundtrack remasters/expansions announced; Riz Ortolani's Day of Anger (limited to 500 units) and Jerry Goldsmith's Take a Hard Ride (limited to 2000 units).

Press releases and track lists below-



PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
PENTA MUSIC proudly presents the complete film score composed and conducted by Riz Ortolani for the classic Western Day of Anger (I giorni dell'ira), directed in 1967 by Tonino Valerii and starring Giuliano Gemma and Lee Van Cleef. Maestro Ortolani composed a wild orchestral score dominated by an epic main theme where electric guitars nod to pop music. In addition to the mono album program that was released in Italy at the time, we have included the entire recording in full stereo. Come spend an hour and eighteen minutes in the company of one of the titans of film music.  Order here
Limited to 500 units. 12-page booklet with liner notes by Laurence Staig. 
Tracks list 
The Original Italian Album (Mono)
1. I GIORNI DELL'IRA 2:49     
2. SENZA PIETÀ 2:24
3. UNA NOTTE SERENA 2:47
4. L'ARMA DEL KILLER 1:27
5. FINO ALL'ULTIMO COLPO 2:53
6. I GIORNI DELL'IRA (# 2) 1:18
7. FINO ALL'ULTIMO COLPO (# 2) 2:57
8. VIOLENZA, ODIO 1:32
9. UNA NOTTE SERENA (# 2) 3:40
10. UN UOMO FORTE 2:27
11. FINO ALL'ULTIMO COLPO (# 3) 1:22

The Complete Film Score (Stereo)

12. I GIORNI DELL'IRA (# 3 original main titles) 3:06
13. UNA NOTTE SERENA (# 3) 2:47
14. L'ARMA DEL KILLER (# 2) 1:27
15. I GIORNI DELL'IRA (# 4 saloon) 1:42
16. I GIORNI DELL'IRA (# 5) 1:44
17. VIOLENZA, ODIO (# 2) 1:24
18. FINO ALL'ULTIMO COLPO (# 4) 2:52
19. I GIORNI DELL'IRA (# 6) 1:18
20. I GIORNI DELL'IRA (# 7) 1:18
21. I GIORNI DELL'IRA (# 8 saloon) 1:17
22. VIOLENZA, ODIO (# 3) 1:12
23. UNA NOTTE SERENA (# 4) 1:34
24. SENZA PIETA' (# 2) 1:16
25. UN UOMO FORTE (# 2) 2:25
26. VIOLENZA, ODIO (# 4) 0:49
27. FINO ALL'ULTIMO COLPO (# 5) 2:58
28. I GIORNI DELL'IRA (# 9)
29. UNA NOTTE SERENA (# 5 harmonica) 1:19
30. I GIORNI DELL'IRA (# 10) 1:21
31. VIOLENZA, ODIO (# 5) 1:36
32. FINO ALL'ULTIMO COLPO (# 6) 1:22
33. UNA NOTTE SERENA (# 6) 2:50
34. L'ARMA DEL KILLER (# 3) 1:44
35. UNA NOTTE SERENA (# 7 harmonica) 1:13
36. I GIORNI DELL'IRA (# 11) 1:47
37. I GIORNI DELL'IRA (# 12) 1:53
38. UNA NOTTE SERENA (# 8) 1:46
39. I GIORNI DELL'IRA (# 13) 1:00
40. I GIORNI DELL'IRA (# 14 demo song) 2:08

Total Running Time: 78:16

 
 
 


TAKE A HARD RIDE: LIMITED EDITION            LLLCD 1367
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Limited Edition of 2000 Units
RETAIL PRICE: $19.98

STARTS SHIPPING JAN 26th

ORDER at www.lalalandrecords.com on JAN 26 starting at 12noon (PST)

La-La Land Records, 20th Century Fox and Fox Music present the remastered original motion picture score to the 1975 Twentieth Century Fox feature western TAKE A HARD RIDE, starring Jim Brown, Lee Van Cleef and Fred Willamson, and directed by Anthony M. Dawson (aka Antonio Margheriti). Long out of print, this dynamic western score from legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith (RIO LOBO, PATTON, THE OMEN, BASIC INSTINCT) returns to CD sounding better than ever, with a track listing featuring the original cue titles. Produced by Nick Redman, newly mixed by Mike Matessino and mastered by Daniel Hersch from original vault elements, this special release is limited to 2000 units and features all new, exclusive liner notes by writer Julie Kirgo, as well as exciting new art design by Jim Titus. An exhilarating mix of iconic orchestral western motifs and modernist electronica, this is classic Goldsmith that is a must-have for all film music enthusiasts.

TRACK LISTING:

1.  After You (1:47)
2.  Main Title (2:17)
3.  My Word (1:39)
4.  Hey Boy (1:15)
5.  Run For Cover (2:10)
6.  Move Over (2:10)
7.  Friendly Enemies (2:10)
8. Two Gentlemen (2:37)
9. Hunters Harmonica (1:07)
10. A Sad Story (1:30)
11. Over The Bridge (2:48)
12. Fallen Bridge (1:44)
13. Cliff Dwelling Battle (5:57)
14. We Made It (1:09)
15. Nowhere To Go (1:40)
16. A Good Walk (1:21)
17. Shaky Sheriff (2:16)
18. Down The Hatch (1:06)
19. A Second Chance (2:08)
20. The Work Camp (2:17)
21. Over The Hill (2:26)
22. End Credits (1:54) 
Total Running Time: 45:27